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The story of Wade McClusky, the US Navy dive-bomber pilot who changed the course of the Battle of Midway
At 10am on Jun. 4, 1942, Wade McClusky was leading a group of 32 dive-bombers with orders to attack the Imperial Japanese Navy's aircraft carriers. The fleet, however, was not where it was expected to be. On Jun. 4, 1942, US Navy dive-bomber pilot Wade McClusky changed the course of the Battle of Midway,...
The story of the ‘Naked Gunner,’ the PBY Catalina Blister Gunner who stripped off his clothes and jumped into the waters off Rabaul to pick up a fellow Marine pilot
The identity of the Naked Gunner has never been established. The famous old black and white photo in this post, now colourised, was taken during World War II and was called the Naked Gunner. The interesting story behind appeared on Services Archaeology and Heritage Association Facebook Page. PBY Blister Gunner,...
This P-51 Mustang returned home to Kentucky Air Guard after 63 years
The P-51 Mustang, serial number of 44-74202, was once assigned to the unit as a military fighter aircraft from 1953 to 1956. A P-51 Mustang arrived back on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base, Louisville, Ky, on Apr. 12, 2019 more than six decades after departing.
Lt Col Dick Cole, the Last Doolittle Raider, Dies at 103
A legendary chapter in Air Force history has come to a close. Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, the last survivor of the “Doolittle Raid,” died April 9, in San Antonio. “Lt. Col. Dick Cole reunited with the Doolittle Raiders in the clear blue skies today,” said Secretary of...
These Stirling pilots were awarded Victoria Cross Medals for their gallantry on raids to targets at Turin
Flt Sgt R H Middleton and Flt Sgt Arthur Aaron were awarded Victoria Cross Medals for flying sorties to distant Italian targets. Of the RAF’s trio of four-engined heavy bombers in World War 2, the mighty Short Stirling was the first to enter service in August 1940. A total of...
The Lancaster Operations over Germany
The 1943 Battles of the Ruhr and Hamburg realized heavy destruction of German industrial resources but only at a steadily rising loss ratio caused primarily by Luftwaffe Night Fighters The Lancaster bomber holds a special place of affection mingled with a great deal of pride in the hearts of British and Commonwealth...
The Story of Butch O’Hare, the F4F Wildcat Pilot that shot down 5 Japanese Bombers Expending only 60 Rounds of 0.50-caliber ammunition
The captain of the Lexington, Frederick Sherman, recommended O'Hare for the Congressional Medal of Honor but O'Hare refused, insisting to his captain that any one of his squadron mates would have done the same thing The first six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor were dark days for the American public....
Missing P-47 Thunderbolt pilot from WW II found
More than 400,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in WWII perished during the conflict, and 72,766 remain missing The remains of former P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft pilot then assigned to the 66th Fighter Squadron of the 57th Fighter Group have been found and identified. As told by...
The Sad Story of the B-25 Mitchell that crashed into Empire State Building
The B-25 exploded on impact spraying burning fuel into West 34th Street below, one of the engines completely passing through the building and out the other side Taken on Jul. 28, 1945 the photos in this post feature the Empire State Building after the infamous 457th Bomb Group B-25 Mitchell crash.
Remembering Operation Chastise: Special Lancasters, the No. 617 Squadron and the Dam Buster raids
Lancaster only specially formed wartime unit was No. 617 Squadron, used to attack the Ruhr Dams on the night of May 16/17, 1943 The Lancaster bomber holds a special place of affection mingled with a great deal of pride in the hearts of British and Commonwealth citizens — feelings which perhaps find their...

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